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Current status of functional imaging in eating disorders

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.
International Journal of Eating Disorders (Impact Factor: 3.03). 09/2012; 45(6):723-36. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22016
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ABSTRACT Eating Disorders are complex psychiatric problems that involve biologic and psychological factors. Brain imaging studies provide insights about how functionally connected brain networks may contribute to disturbed eating behavior, resulting in food refusal and altered body weight, but also body preoccupations and heightened anxiety. In this article, we review the current state of brain imaging in eating disorders, and how such techniques may help identify pathways that could be important in the treatment of those often detrimental disorders.

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